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The following is a list of the free negroes, convicts and transports, who made their escape from the fortifications near Manchester on Saturday night, the 26th October, 1861.--viz: Ned Lee, sentenced by Court of city of Richmond, for life, on 21st April, 1858, upon his third offence, was born in Richmond city; 1, 5 feet 10½ inches high; is 32 or 33 years old; color black; hair and eyes black; a small scar on right wrist; marked with small-pox in the face; very thick lips, which stand open and show the front, teeth; the left side of the mouth a little higher than the right, and when at ease the head inclines a little to the left; a little hump-backed; his feet 11½ inches long each. James Henry Stevens, sentenced by the Court of Fredericksburg three years for grand larceny, and received January 11th, 1856; being second offence, five years in addition put on him April 21st, 1858. He was born in Spotsylvania; is 33 years old; 5 feet, 5¼ inches high; black color; hair and
nd anxious for duty in the Confederate army. To-day we are en route for Camp Jackson, and expect in two days more to be inspected by Gen. McCulloch. We have no sickness of any seriousness. Yours truly, B. Warren Stone,Colonel Commanding. The skirmish at Rockcastle, Ky. The following particulars of the fight at Rockcastle, Ky., from a letter written by Capt. Henry Ewing to a relative in the city of Nashville, Tenn., are brief but interesting: Headquarters Camp Buckner, October 26, 1861. We arrived last night from our battle at and retreat from Camp Wildcat, 56 miles beyond this. We went forward with 5,000 men, arrived there last Saturday night. worn out, wet, and hungry, attacked the enemy, 7,000 strong, entrenched and fortified to resist an attack of 15,000 safely, drove them from one of their entrenchments, and were preparing to drive them from another, when we received news that they were being reinforced, and thought it was about time to retreat. This we di